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  • Arizona: Obama's curse?

    Arizona: Obama's curse?

    When Obama plucked Janet Napolitano out of the governor's seat to run Homeland Security, he surrendered Arizona to the ultra-conservatives.

  • Election Roundup

    Ray Ring offers a state-by-state summary of some of the more intriguing election results across the West

  • The West goes to Washington

    The West goes to Washington

    Barack Obama is bringing Westerners to Washington, including Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano to run Homeland Security, and Cabinet picks Ken Salazar, Hilda Solis and Steven Chu.

  • Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Rob Saldin looks at the reasons why the Democrats finally succeeded in breaking the Republican chokehold on the West.

  • States lead charge against global warming

    With the federal government dragging its feet, Western states are beginning to take action to deal with greenhouse gas emissions and global warming

  • Western governors wary of roadless forest mess

    The Bush administration says its revision of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule rule will increase local control over national forests, but as Western governors read the fine print, they begin to have doubts

  • Where do we go from here? Taking the West Forward

    HCN lays out the West's 10 most critical issues and the paths toward positive results on everything from energy development and drought to federal agency practices and endangered species.

  • Arizona elections stay 'clean'

    Big business tries to challenge Arizona’s pioneering Clean Elections program, but the public campaign-finance program prevails

  • Tribes turn out to vote

    The Indian vote could decide tight races in this year’s elections, including contests in key Western states

  • Debate rages over firefighting airplanes

    Citing safety concerns, the federal government has canceled contracts for 33 privately owned large air tankers, usually used to fight Western wildfires

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